The Return of JTV!
One of my guiltiest pleasures, Jane the Virgin, began it’s fourth season tonight (10/13/17). As much as I was looking forward to it, I have to say that “Chapter Sixty-Five” was not one of my favorites! I’m hoping that as the season progresses, my feelings will change, but in case they don’t, here’s a list of what I didn’t like from tonight’s premiere.
As a long time soap opera watcher, I’m more than used to writers SORASing (aka Soap Opera Rapid Aging System) a young character in order to make the storylines involving them more interesting. However, I didn’t notice much difference in size or age to make this a credible reason. Having looked it up on Google (of course), I can see that the young actor that played Mateo last season (Joseph Sanders) could not commit to another season of filming, and so they obviously had to find another actor (Elias Janssen) for the role. Taking this all into account, I really didn’t enjoy how spoiled Mateo appeared in this episode, which is no reflection on Elias! I won’t spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it, but you’ll know the exact moment I’m talking about when you see it!
So, this one really shook me up! I have sincerely enjoyed the voice of Anthony Mendez during the past three seasons as the narrator of Jane’s story. Tonight (for some weird reason) they added a female narrator who seems to be strictly on the side of Jane’s “new” love interest Adam. In my opinion, this was not a good idea! I understand that change is necessary, but the way the female narrator pushes how awesome Adam is every time we hear her voice is annoying! I’ve read that it might only be for this episode, and I can’t say that this disappoints me!
This Adam Guy?
I know they’ve mentioned him before last season’s finale and tonight’s episode, but honestly, where did this great love come from? I’ve been a strictly Jafael fan from the beginning, but I thought Brett Dier’s performance as Michael was amazing! I enjoyed watching Jane get married to him, and think it was perfect for him to be the one she gave her virginity to. Maybe I’m missing something, but I honestly feel like they’ve brought this guy out from nowhere! Based on the story, Jane almost married this guy at 18 or 19, then met Michael when she was 21. Sure, you can have more than one serous relationship, but honestly why is she giving this guy the time of day after he pulled the plug on their wedding? The reason why he didn’t show up is spelled out at the end of the episode (spoilers again), but this certainly didn’t endear him to me!
So those were my only major gripes about tonight’s episode! I know to some this might seem like a rather pointless post, but you have to understand that this show has been such a bright spot in my weekly lineup since I found it! I actually didn’t discover the show until the end of season two, and had to binge watch season one on Netflix so that I could be totally up to date on everything. Even the craziest storyline have never wrung a negative word out of me, so watching tonight was actually more confusing than fun. I’m hoping that everything works out, and that the writers make me enjoy the new concepts they’ve introduced. I know that the amazing cast will continue to shine! Are you a JTV fan? Did you watch tonight’s episode? Do you agree with me? Or think I’m totally off my rocker? Let me know in the comments below!